Encyclopaedia : or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature; constructed on a plan, by which the different sciences and arts are digested into the form of distinct treatises of systems ...
by Akin, James, ca. 1773-1846, engraver; Allardice, S. (Samuel), engraver; Barker, W. (William), fl. 1795-1803, engraver; Bowes, Joseph, engraver; Clarke, Thomas, engraver, engraver; Creed, William, engraver; Jones, Benjamin, fl. 1798-1815, engraver; Lawson, A. (Alexander), 1773-1846, engraver; Ralph, William, engraver; Scot, Robert, 1744?-1823, engraver; Shallus, Francis, engraver; Smither, James, 1741-1797, engraver; Thackara, James, 1767-1848, engraver; Trenchard, James, b. 1747, engraver; Vallance, J. (John), 1770-1823, engraver; Weston, Henry W., engraver; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. BRL; Boston Public Library) BRL John Adams Library
First American edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, including the preface to the English edition. Based on the third edition of the Britannica, with many articles revised or re-written. Issued in parts, from 1790 to 1797. Title pages to all 18 volumes dated 1798. Cf. Evans 22486. Evans assigns a separate number to each volume as issued, and separate numbers (Evans 33676-33693) to each of the 18 volumes as issued in 1798
Publisher Philadelphia : Printed by Thomas Dobson, at the stone house, no 41, south second street
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4 vol. supplement issued in 1803: Supplement to the Encyclopaedia, or Dictionary of arts, sciences and miscellaneous literature ... Illustrated with copperplates ... Philadelphia : Printed by Budd and Bartran for Thomas Dobson ..
For history and description of this edition, see Charles Evans, American bibliography, v. 8 (1916) p. 27-28, no. 22486
All vols. include instructions to the printer for placing plates
V. 10 and v. 12 have unopened pages
Tables from v. 10 inserted at end of v. 11 by publisher
Errata on p. 704 of part 1 of supplement
Errata on p.  of v. 16
John Adams Library copy, v. 1, front of cover, inscribed: "His Excellency the Vice President of the United States."
John Adams Library copy, v. 2, back of cover, inscribed: "President."
John Adams Library copy has bookplate: John Adams Library, in the Custody of the Boston Public Library
Rink, E. Technical Americana
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